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RATINGS: 313   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Butte Creek Organic Porter pours into the pint dark brown, almost black in color. Porters are honest ales, they taste like they look - Rich, dark and chocolaty, with not so subtle undertones of caramel and coffee. But unlike its dour dusky look, it flows through the mouth with a velvety smooth texture, and finishes with just a hint of hop crispness derived from traditional aroma hops. This is a powerful porter that can be enjoyed with bangers and mash, a hearty meal or even paired with a fine desert. 6.0% ABV, OG 14.5, IBU 18.

Davhgbrew's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Davhgbrew (948) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 12, 2005
Just snagged this single at Whole Foods while I was grabbing my sandwich. Nothing too exciting here, but it must be healthy because itís organic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fwamps (13) - - JUN 1, 2015
Nice nutty aroma and nice malty flavor with a hint of smoky. A little light (color) for a porter but tasty and slightly refreshing- surprising for a porter ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
floydslip (273) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 27, 2015
Dark cola-colored beer with a rich light beige root beer head. Rather weak nose of cocoa, nuts, and dark grain, but you need to search for it. Flavor is thankfully stronger with chocolate, almond, and toffee giving way quickly to a light roasted bitterness, but nothing lingers particularly long. The mouth feel is a bit thin for a porter too. Ok I guess, but so many better options for this style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Chad9976 (1506) - Albany, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2015
I bought three bottles of Butte Creek beers when I was at Mendocinoís taproom in Ukiah and all but one seem to be old. Thatís a really terrible way to run a taproom (but thatís the subject for another sermon). Of the three that were old, Butte Creek Organic Porter has at least held up fairly well. Tangy to be sure, but the base brew is still detectable. Iím sure this would be more than simply an above-average beer when itís fresh.

I poured a 12oz bottle into a nonic pint glass. It was bottled on 8/31/14 and cost $3 ($0.25 per ounce).

Appearance: Dark brown hue, though more of a dark burgundy when held up to the light. Pours to a small layer of tan foam which never completely dissipates and leaves minor lacing.

Smell: Sweet dark malts with slight fruity character. Mild though.

Taste: What separates porters from stouts is that they rely on their sweetness rather than intensely roasted and bitter malts. Thatís evident here as thereís no roasty sensation at all, though itís certainly nothing in the amber malt range. Mild notes of dark fruit or dried fruit with a hint of milk chocolate and perhaps some iced coffee undertones. I do get some slight metallic or astringent tanginess on the finish, but itís fairly minor. Whatís here is at least enjoyable, but not amazing.

Drinkability: For an old bottle, Butte Creek Organic Porter still drinks surprisingly easy. The mouthfeel is a little tepid, but in no way flat or watery. Soft and smooth in texture with a finish to match; it leaves virtually no aftertaste. At 6% ABV it should have more body and complexity than this, though. Perhaps it does when itís fresh but itís unlikely Iíll ever know.

Score: 6/10

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
retinadoc (172) - - MAY 12, 2015
Bottle. Average, hoppy nose. Dark brown color. Very smooth, medium sweet porter. No knockout flavors, but very well finished. Very smooth, in contrast to other porters with much higher ABVís and stronger chocolate/malt flavors. Delightful!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (7885) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
"was looking forward to this one during a big porter phase, but itís pretty weak. i know porters arenít stouts, but iíll get a newcastle if i want something THAT mild. 2012 - a little more robust and chocolatier. Still pretty average"

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
motelpogo (7701) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 13, 2014
bottle, at the very well-stocked thirsty beershop in singapore. reddish brown with a thin head; aromaa of cocoa powder and stone fruit; sweaty, chewy malt; pretty average

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Aquilo (596) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 26, 2014
This was the only six-pack of porter that my local Whole Foods stocks right now, and it was on sale. So I took a chance. I should have known better. This is dark amber color, when it should be black. Aroma is rotting leaves and skunk. Flavor is sweet, only a little bit bitter. Overall, this beer is barely drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfinney23 (2397) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2013
A solid if unexceptional and somewhat lightweight porter. Chocolate, raisins, a touch of licorice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
degbert (1487) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle. Pours red-brown with a fine-grained, smooth, cinnamon-colored head. Nose is a very light and faint coffee, maple, brown sugar, and cocoa mix. Decent enough on the tongue, with coffee and turbinado sugar notes, but very light -- easy drinking porter, good for summer or for something easy. It doesnít claim to be otherwise, so thatís OK. Finish has some whisky elements. Decently drinkable, and a nice change from motor oil impy porters.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 29, 2013
Poura a deep clear red. Head fades to a film ring around the edge. Nose is mild chocolate, toffee, caramels, light nuts, toast. Flavor is light butter chocolate, nuts, good toffee flavor. Finishes dry and light on the palate. Good flavors but light and is lacking substance.

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